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Critic Reviews for Dragonslayer
Dragonslayer is an amazing window into a particular part of the culture and how we live now. You'll think about Skreech -- his father's day gift for his son, his new job at a bowling alley -- for a long time after you leave the theatre.
Like many good documentary filmmakers, Tristan Patterson is a talented eavesdropper who lets characters articulate overriding themes.
In following this scattered character around, "Dragonslayer" director Tristan Patterson makes a very purposeful documentary about the pessimistic worldview of the nation's youth, and what that means for the future.
A youth culture backdropped by the crumbling edge of California is rendered with punk rock energy and grace.
The portrait is dispiriting overall, inspiring little affection from viewers, but feels authentic and fair.
Audience Reviews for Dragonslayer
Not a "legend" skater as he is referred to as, not a very bright individual. Instead of documenting Southeastern white trash (such as Appalachia), they captured Western So-Cal white trash (ie People that should never create children)
A stream of consciousness, fly-on-the-wall type documentary about Josh "Skreech" Sandoval, a professional skateboarder, now retired at the age of 23. Innovatively organized, artistically shot, with an interesting Punk Rock sound track. After taking a trip to Sweden, Sandoval, his girlfriend and baby set off with little money on a road trip across the country to hook up with like-minded skateboarders before settling down to a more mediocre lifestyle. We get a small glimpse of the adventure of finding empty pools during the 2008 financial collapse in California. The film is a bit aimless and in the moment. Learning about Sandoval and his world was gleaned from watching him in real time. I would have liked to have learned more. Official website: http://dragonslayermovie.com/ http://www.moviereviewsfromaspiritualperspective.com/2011-arizona-underground-film-fest/dragonslayer
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